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Stafford's Bay View Inn

2011 Woodland Ave, Petoskey, MI 49770-5069
+1 800-258-1886
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (21 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2011 Woodland Ave, Petoskey, MI 49770-5069
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an annual stop where we meet friends annually. This year we noted that service was less friendly than past years. Food good, not grease we’re disappoint and decided next summer meeting will be somewhere else. Sorry to say as it is normally a...More

Thank Tedder589
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stafford Smith, the owner greeted us at the door, saying we were in the right place! Since we make their Brunch an annual affair, we did not dispute his claim. The grounds and gardens are drop dead gorgeous, as is the windowed dining room, overlooking...More

Thank Dale R
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Stafford's Bay View Inn, overlooking Little Traverse Bay, in the summer community of Bay View, on the edge of Petoskey, is a historical landmark. Its restaurant is a good choice for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The setting is idyllic, with all tables providing a view...More

Thank LouBobHarborSprings
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Above average offerings in a lovely setting. All the usual suspects plus A few regional specialties. Clean. Excellent service too.

Thank amarone44
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Nice location in old bay view area. More of an older crowd. Next to water & bike path. Breakfast comes with sticky buns.

Thank jimthecpa
Reviewed 22 July 2018

My wife and I stayed overnight at the Inn on the way to Mackinac Island. We enjoyed a glass of wine in a swing chair overlooking the lake and had a wonderful dinner at the Inn.

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We always make a special trip to this inn for brunch whenever we travel in the area. Delicious breakfast, nice decor and pleasant service. After our meal, we always take a leisurely walk by the Bay.

Thank NM P
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

I loved the quaint set up & feel. Beautiful place. Great food! Fabulous view! Good with kids too....4 & 1 yr old!

Thank fredkwit
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Great for breakfast. So so for dinner. Breakfast: Tasty. I’d go there again. We tried several items over our stay at the Inn Dinner: Looked good but zero taste. Because of that once was enough. My husband had the perch; I had a chicken dish...More

Thank ADG123
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Our family went to Stafford’s for the Father’s Day Brunch. Reservations are required as it gets very busy. The building is historical & Victorian charming. The main dining room has wonderful views of Little Traverse Bay. Everyone in our family enjoyed ALL the food. Yummy...More

Thank Lisa B
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28 August 2015|
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Response from ONAWHA | Reviewed this property |
I have ordered most of their breakfast menu items which include delicious oatmeal, omelets, French toast, pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs any way, various bakery items and many others. Everything is scrumptious. They provide... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2011 Woodland Ave, Petoskey, MI 49770-5069
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
  • Phone Number: +1 800-258-1886
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